The Book of Life

  I’m not in shul today. The kids are in school. Every year we’re a little more removed from Jewish tradition. I suppose that’s my fault, I’m the mom, and I come from the more observant home. The kids go to a church school. They say it’s not a church school, but they’re in chapel three times a week and they’re one of a small number of schools that’s actually open today. So church it is on the holiest day of the year. I tried to explain to the kids …

Pitches That Won’t Work

My inbox is filling up with marketers and publicists who want to get The Mommy Bloggers to talk about their stuff. Since everyone knows that The Mommy Bloggers are a homogenous group I thought I’d give you a list of pitches that will never work for me. I’m pretty sure they work for everyone else otherwise I wouldn’t get a dozen of these every hour. I won’t post a photo of a celebrity wearing your clothing. I don’t care about celebrities. I care about bloggers. I won’t bring my children …

I Forgot the Safe Word

  Black Eye, Day Six   Thanks to G+ I have the best response ever. When someone asks me what happened to my eye I simply reply, “I forgot the safe word.” Last night it was met with immediate laughter from two girlfriends and confusion from a third. That third girlfriend really isn’t all that sweet, she’d just had more to drink. She got it after a while. Another friend is in some pretty serious trouble. Actually she’s not a friend. She lied to me for a number of years. …

Roman Polanski’s Documentary: A Glimpse Inside the Disturbed Mind of a Child Rapist

The Hollywood Reporter published today a short blurb about Roman Polanski’s life story as told by documentarian Laurent Bouzereau. Apparently the film was shot while Polanski was under house arrest in Zurich. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the “controversial life story” of Roman Polanski I can sum it up for you in bullet points. Born August 1933 Survived the Holocaust in Poland 1962 made his first feature 1968 directed Rosemary’s Baby 1969 pregnant wife Sharon Tate is murdered by Charles Manson 1977 (age 43) arrested and charged …